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Vietnam’s HDBank to absorb PGBank in merger
HDBank’s shareholders approved on Saturday a plan to merge with the unlisted Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PGBank) as it seeks to expand operations in the country.
– Vietnam Insider
Reforms improve Vietnam’s credit access
Administrative reforms have contributed to improving the country’s credit access in recent years, making it rank among the top 30 economies with the best Getting Credit Index, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dao Minh Tu said.
— The Hanoi Times
Ministries speed up streamlining of regulations
Ministries have continued accelerating administrative reforms to aid businesses in their operations.
Changes in target markets worry wooden furniture exporters
Wooden furniture manufacturers have been warned that they will face more trade barriers as export markets have applied new policies to restrict imports.
— VietnamNet Bridge
VN’s waterway logistics in deep trouble
Việt Nam’s maritime and inland waterway transport continue to suffer from the lack of sustainable inland ports and planning for container depots.
— Viet Nam News
Samsung To Expand Production Facilities In Vietnam Yet Again
South Korea’s electronics major Samsung Electronics Co. is determined to further expand production in Vietnam, co-CEO Koh Dong-jin told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 20, according to Reuters.
— Vietnam Insider
Vietnam equity: second to none amid global volatility
Global stock markets have been volatised through the first quarter of 2018. However, amid the fluctuations, there are always investment opportunities hidden amid the crisis and one of them is the Vietnamese stock market.
— The Nation
Vietnam: Vegetables and fruits among key export items
Following a bumper season in 2017, import/exports continued to increase sharply in the first three months of 2018.
— Fresh Plaza
Branding critical amid FTAs
National branding must accommodate international integration and sustainable export development, according to experts at the annual brand forum organised on Friday by the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Vietnam Digest: VIISA to invest in Batch 3 startups; Adventus buys Danang land
Vietnamese accelerator VIISA will invest $15,000 each across four startups from its third batch while Singapore-based Adventus Holdings has acquired a land plot in Danang area.
Vietnamese potato brand to fight Chinese fakes
Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province has approved a programme to construct a Da Lat potato brand to prevent farmers from selling cheap Chinese potatoes disguised as potatoes from Da Lat.
— Fresh Plaza
Property market remains attractive to investors
The real estate market continues to be attractive to investors, but the level of competition would be much higher this year and the following years.
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